It's chock full o' good & gruesome stuff. Where to begin?
Oh, did I mention that for a limited time you can DOWNLOAD THE MAGAZINE'S PDF FILE IN GLORIOUS COLOUR FOR FREE at www.eveblaackpub.com?
Well, you can. So go ahead. I'll wait.
The first thing I noticed was the bright, spiffy new layouts. Very cool.
Now that the magazine is switching to a pdf subscription delivery they can spend the money on the look, not the ink & paper. So it's eco-horror-friendly. You don't have to kill a tree to read the hippest indie horror mag around.
All right. Enough false modesty. The second thing I noticed about the magazine is... the stupendous article by Yours Cruelly.
In fact, we've got a double whammy going on in this issue. First, and most surprising, is an article that I wrote and submitted - but that I thought would never be published in an indie horror magazine because it's about FILMMAKING - NOT HORROR. It's called '4 Fundamental Questions Before You Make Your Film'. It's a primer for anyone who has ever thought of making a film or is about to make a film - in any genre.
The second whammy ia a killer review of AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits, Volume 1 on page 51 in the Mini Cuts Short Film Reviews, Thanks for the support and enthusiasm for our little disc. Much appreciated. Have you got your copy yet?
There's also an article about our L.A. based friend, Denise Gossett who founded Shriekfest, the L.A. Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival & Script Competition. It's a dog eat dog world in L.A., but for us indie horror/sci-fi filmmakers Denise is no bitch. She's a solid champion of the underdog indie filmmaker. Good to see her getting her due in a great profile interview.
And speaking of L.A., there's a wonderful article on a great Angeleno, the dearly departed Mr. Forrest J Ackerman. It's a real thrill for me to be included in an issue that honours one of my inspirations, the man behind Famous Monsters of Filmland - Uncle 4E. R.I.P. Dr. Acula.
Of course, there's plenty more: film & literary reviews, cartoons, interviews, Tiffany Shepis, etc.
All in all, I've got to say: "Eve (and the entire HS crew), keep going. It's getting better and better with each step. And when you break really big don't forget us little folks - or we'll hunt you down..."
Hacker's Source Magazine
AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits
Friday, September 25, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Feature films and shorts eligible for THAFF screening must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:
Please Note: Films not originally in English must have English subtitles. All English language films must have Spanish subtitles. Exceptions may be made for Short Films.
FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Screener DVDs (NTSC, Region 1 or 0) must reach the THAFF office by end of day on Friday October 16, 2009.
SUBMISSION FORMS: THAFF Submissions
The 12th edition of the THAFF runs November 2 to 8, 2009 following the traditional Latin “Dia de los Muertos” festivities. These festivities, held in Mexico and throughout Latin America, honour the departed with gifts of the departed's favourite food, drink, and music.
Come share the culture, excitement and emotion of Hispano-American cinema at Canada's largest and longest running Spanish language film festival: The Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival!
Now with added scares thanks to the new "Noche de los Muertos" screening event.
Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival (THAFF)
THAFF Facebook Group
Crypt Club Productions Inc.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I like the concept behind the inaugural Drunken Zombie Film Festival, taking place in Peoria, IL at the Peoria Theater on November 6-8.
Crypt Club Productions Inc. is happy to support this new horror film festival's efforts and wish them "all the beast" for a dark and disturbing future.
Read on to see what got my attention:
Last year we screened two great indie horror films. The films being IT’S MY PARTY AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO and the world premiere of ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.Was it the free submission fee or the brew & view that popped our eyes? Let me sip my suds - paid for with the cash I saved on my film submission - while you answer.
How in the world could we top that?
Well we decided if two great indie horror movies were good then a whole weekend has to be better.
So while it is our second annual screening it will be the First Annual
Drunken Zombie Film Festival. We’re taking open submissions for indie horror films. So if you have created an indie masterpiece or know someone who as then be sure to submit.
No submission fees!
We are teaming with the Peoria Theater to bring this to you. Best part about the Peoria Theater?
It’s a Brew and View.
Yes you can have some drinks and watch some coeds run for their lives. And this time we’re doing it on the weekend. So you out of town folks have no excuse this time. So mark your calendars! November 6-8. Features and shorts galore. So prepare as Drunken Zombie brings the movies to you!!!!!
Complete film submission details are available on their web site.
Enjoy a cold one in some good company...
AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits